Kilimanjaro Join Climb
This is a booking page read the most of it – Full feel your dream by reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro which is the world’s highest freestanding mountain, climb to the point of watching the sun rise over the huge African plains below. Kilimanjaro trekking is a life changing adventure you won’t easily forget in the rest of your life. We rate Kilimanjaro routes by the lesser travelled, but exceptionally amazing, Lemosho Route, Machame, Rongai, Marangu and Umbwe routes are our main focus routes on Kilimanjaro. Lemosho gives your body more time to acclimatize which results in a higher summit success rate. Starting in dense rainforest, you will encounter six different climatic zones en route to the peak, followed by a two-day descent. When you combine our safari packages with this trek you will get discount of $300 per person.
Duration: 10 Days/9 Nights
Group Size: Min 2, Max 16 for each group (private treks are accommodated too)
Deposit: $400 USD
Accommodation: 2 Nights hotel, 7 Nights camping
Physical Rating: 5/5
Prices: Based on double occupancy
DEPARTURES & PRICES:
We have regular group departures on different routes that you can join, please send us your request for the available groups.
Lemosho Route 8 Days – From $1,830 per person
- Machame Route 6 Days – From $1,680 per person
- Rongai Route 6 Days – From $1,710 per person
- Marangu Route 5 Days – From $1,350 per person
Contact us to start your date and route of trekking.
Climb Mount Kilimanjaro via any of the scenic Route. Be led by the most experienced guides and a top-notch crew. Experience a full moon trek on set dates, from a height of 5,895m’, the highest point of Africa
Use the best possible equipment and rental gear. Three served meals per day, with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables to keep you energetic. Enjoy unbelievable friendship that leads to one of the highest summit success rates in the industry.
Below is an itinerary for Lemosho route, after you have chosen the route of your wish we will send you itinerary.
Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania – Drive to Moshi.
Accommodation: Key’s Hotel.
Meal Plan: none.
Day 2: Trekking Londorossi Gate 2,250 meter to Forest Camp 2,780 meter.
Accommodation: Forest camp.
Meal Plan: Full Board.
Day 3: Trekking Forest Camp 2,780 meter to Shira 1 Camp 3,500 mater.
Accommodation: Shira 1 camp.
Meal Plan: Full Board.
Day 4: Trekking Shira 1 Camp 3,500 meter to Shira 2 Camp 3,900 meter.
Accommodation: Shira 2 camp.
Meal Plan: Full Board.
Day 5: Trekking Shira 2 Camp 3,900 meter to Lava Tower 4,640 meter Barranco Camp 3,960 meter.
Accommodation: Barranco camp.
Meal Plan: Full Board.
Day 6: Trekking Barranco Camp 3,960 meter to Karanga Camp 4,035 meter.
Accommodation: Karanga camp.
Meal Plan: Full Board.
Day 7: Trekking Karanga Camp 4,035 meter to Barafu Camp 4,640 meter.
Accommodation: Barafu camp.
Meal Plan: Full Board.
Day 8: Trekking Barafu Camp 4,640 meter to Uhuru Peak 5,895 meter to Mweka Camp 3,080 meter.
Accommodation: Mweka camp.
Meal Plan: Full Board.
Day 9: Trekking Mweka Camp 3,080 meter to Mweka Gate 1,630 meter to Moshi.
Accommodation: Keys Hotel.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.
Day 10: Departure from Moshi to Kilimanjaro Airport and optional safari.
After breakfast, transfer on time to Kilimanjaro Airport for their flights back home.
Meal Plan: Breakfast.
There are no activities planned today, so feel free to depart at your leisure. Or why not continue the adventure on a much more deluxe note, and join us on our Tanzania Luxury Safari.
- Arrival and departure airport transfers
- 2 night’s hotels in Moshi
- Sleeping Tents
- Kilimanjaro entry fees
- Accommodations fee in tents
- Rescue fees (by car)
- Transfer to and from the mountain
- Certified, experienced, English-speaking guides
- All meals on the mountain
- Sleeping Tents and mess tents
- Sleeping mattresses
- Cooking and eating utensils
What’s not included?
- Sleeping bag and personal items (available for hire)
- Extra activities
- Oxygen tanks
- Extra nights on Kili $340 per person per night
- Gratuities for Crew ($150-$250 USD)
- Gratuities for drivers, hotel staff, porters (approximately $50-$100 USD)
- And all not listed above
Tanzania MAGIC Tours is all about good times with like-minded clients. Whatever’s on the itinerary – from fireside camping to five-star decadence – our goal is to make the experience magical. We’re local professionals so your money goes to supporting the communities you visit by hiring local guides, staying at locally-owned accommodations when possible, and celebrating local cuisine. It all adds up to a great way to immerse yourself in the culture.
VISAS: All visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Visas can be arranged upon arrival; however, you may find it easier to arrange in advance by contacting a local consulate or embassy with 5 business days for processing. If you are obtaining a visa on arrival, you should have a copy of your return flight, your tour itinerary for inspection, $100 USD cash for Americans, $50 USD cash for none Americans, and other travel documents. We also recommend being able to prove that you have a significant amount of cash with you to support your visit, should the immigration agent ask.
CULTURE SHOCK: Tourism in Tanzania is somewhat developed, but you can expect to see extreme poverty, and service levels may not be what you’re used to.
LOCAL LGBT SCENE: Long story short, homosexuality is illegal in Tanzania. While locals in the tourism industry are more accepting, complete discretion is advised (even heterosexual public displays of affection are frowned upon on the Muslim coast and in Zanzibar). That said, your crew and staff with Tanzania Magic Tours are all very welcoming.
WEATHER: January, February, March, June, July, August, September, October and December are typically dry and are considered good time for climbing Kilimaniari, avoid rain months which are April, May and November. Though there is potential for snow near the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro almost year round. Temperatures in Arusha hover around 25°C/77°F, but will drop roughly 6.5°C for every 1,000m we ascend. The averages are 9°C/48°F at 3,150m/10,300m, 2°C/25°F at 4,500m/15,000ft, and -6°C/20°F (-13°C/8°F with wind-chill) at the summit.
REQUIRED VACCINATIONS: Based on entry requirements, there are no vaccinations needed for entry unless you are travelling from a Yellow Fever Zone (in which case you will be required to provide proof of Yellow Fever vaccination). To determine if you should take preventative measures to reduce the risk of illness, consult your doctor or a travel medical clinic, as Tanzania Magic Tours cannot provide vaccination recommendations.
ELECTRICITY: You will need an international travel plug/adapter for type D/G sockets. Visit http://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/tanzania/ for more information. While on the mountain, you’ll need to provide your own charging device for any electronics you plan to use.
CONNECTIVITY: While on the mountain, there will be little to no connectivity (even with a local SIM card). In the event of an emergency, our guides are fitted with radio calls. However, our hotel have Wi-Fi access, so feel free to tweet, pin, post and share your experience with your friends and family before you head home. Climbing Kilimanjaro is certainly a humble boast worth sharing!
No specific factors such as age, sex, or physical condition can predict vulnerability to altitude sickness. AMS, or Acute Mountain Sickness, is common at altitudes above 3,000m/9,850ft. Symptoms usually begin 12-24 hours after arrival at altitude, but begin to decrease in strictness around the third day.
Symptoms of mild AMS are headache, dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, nausea, disturbed sleep, and a general feeling of dissatisfaction.
Moderate AMS includes a severe headache that cannot be reassured by medication, nausea and vomiting, increasing weakness and fatigue, shortness of breath, and decreased coordination (ataxia).
Severe AMS presents itself as an increase in the severity of the aforementioned symptoms, including shortness of breath at rest, inability to walk, decreasing mental status, and fluid build-up in the lungs. Severe AMS requires immediate descent to lower altitudes of around 1,000 meters.
PLEASE NOTE: There have been cases where climbers are unable to summit, due to severe altitude sickness or personal reasons. In such a situation you must turn back and descend, temporarily or otherwise, with the assistance of a guide. If you are unable to continue the climb, you’ll be taken to your original joining-point hotel, or a medical facility if necessary. All costs will be at your expense, and we strongly recommend contacting your travel insurance provider upon arrival to Arusha to start your claim and seek guidance in terms of expenses.
Here at Tanzania Magic Tours, we could never describe climbing Kilimanjaro as ‘easy’. Please fully consider this challenge. It is truly no walk in the park. You’ll go through a range of emotions and situations that challenge your reasons for being there, and these emotions should not be underestimated. Given solid physical and mental preparation, reaching the summit should be achievable for most climbers.
No technical ability or experience is required to successfully summit Mount Kilimanjaro, but we recommend that you physically prepare for the trip in the 12 weeks leading up to the climb. While we cannot guarantee that you will successfully summit Kilimanjaro, our team knows how to bring out your strengths, and fortify them at times of weakness, offering you the greatest summit opportunity possible.
Depending on the route you take, you will spend minimum 4 nights/5days while you climb Mount Kilimanjaro. For camping routes (exclude a hurt Marangu route) you will be provided with a tent and sleeping mat and accommodation is based on a twin-share basis unless you purchase a tent-only single supplement ($5/night). Breakfast and dinner will be served in a group tent, with lunches generally served on the trail unless poor weather forces the crew will set up the dining tent. At the camp toilets will be available, and you will be given a small wash basin with warm water daily so you can wash up.
For everybody’s peace of mind, Tanzania Magic Tours recommend comprehensive travel insurance. That’s up to $200 you won’t have to worry about adding to your budget, unless you want to insure the value of your trip for cancellation. Please buy insurance you think will be easier for you to claim in case of emergence.
All Tanzania Magic Tours are led by experienced guides available in English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.
Tanzania Magic Tours are a great way to meet people from around the world and all walks of life. Bear in mind that everybody is there for a good time, so mutual respect will go a long way. Please be on time for any meeting ups, sympathetic to the needs of others, and ready to roll with whatever the adventure brings.
Although we can’t tell you who your fellow travellers will be for privacy reasons, we can tell you many great friendships began with a Tanzania Magic Tours. All friends and family are always welcome to join the fun.
The itinerary is correct at time of publishing. If anything, it will only get better based on feedback from prior travellers and our own research. It’s best to reference your final trip documents rather than our website in case there have been any changes that affect your departure.
While on the mountain, all meals will be included. You will have a selection of beef, fish, chicken, fresh fruit and vegetables.
If you are happy with services throughout your trip, a tip is recommended. Tipping details will be provided in your final trip documentation, however we recommend budgeting approximately $150-$250 for trekking and $50 -$100 for safari depending on the group size.
WHAT TO BRING:
Packing Lists on Kilimanjaro plays big roles for summit success and the Kilimanjaro packing lists below is a selection and recommendations from our last Kilimanjaro trips. Some equipment on the list will be provided at no any cost while others will be brought by climbers. We advise you to go carefully through the list and pack as we recommend or just contact us we will be happy to help and send you the latest final equipment you will need during trek.
Recommended Packing lists on Kilimanjaro trekking tours and trips?
We supply the sleeping tents, sleeping pad and all eating utensils.The following is a recommended packing list of what you should bring with you for trekking, but everyone has their own unique requirements, so you should consider this to be a suggested list only.
- 4 pairs of underwear
- 1 down jacket
- 1 pair of shorts
- 2 pairs of pants
- 1 long sleeve shirt
- 1 fleece pullover
- 1 rain jacket. Packing lists.
- 4 pairs of wool socks
- 1 pair of light gloves
- 1 pair of winter gloves
- 2 pairs of long underwear
- 1 hat with brim. Packing lists.
- 1 toque or balaclava
- 1 pair of sunglasses
- 1 pair of rain pants
- 1 pair of hiking boots
- 1 pair of running shoes
*Cotton should be avoided wherever possible and replaced with breathable fabrics.
Equipment recommended on Kilimanjaro
- 1 daypack backpack
- 1 waterproof duffel bag
- Water bottles or bladders that hold at least 3 litres
- 1 sleeping bag rated to -10 degrees Celcius
- 2 Trekking poles.
- 1 set of Gaiters. Packing lists.
- 1 headlamp (plus extra batteries)
- Diamox (if prescribed)
- Ibuprofen or Tylenol
- Water purification tablets
- Roll of toilet paper
- Face tissues Unscented,
- biodegradable wet wipes
- Anti-bacterial hand sanitizer
- Solid deodorant
- Lip balm
- Hair brush
*Our team of guides will carry a more comprehensive first aid kit along with pressure retention masks for the treatment of severe cases of acute mountain sickness (AMS).
GROUPS WITHIN GROUPS:
We love when groups of friends join us on Tanzania Magic Tours’ adventures, whether you’re celebrating a major milestone, or you just love to travel together.
If you’d rather enjoy an exclusive escape with just your own party, we also offer private departures. This is a great way to create and manage your own holiday guest list, while possibly saving money as well. Please contact us if you’re interested in a customized quote.
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